This is a very long but very good investigative piece on how a string of rapes carried out by serial rapist and stalker Marc O'Leary were investigated and eventually solved.

https://www.propublica.org/article/f...lievable-story

Lots of interesting (and horrifying) things to ponder are included in this piece, such as:

  • Victim-blaming
  • False accusations
  • False confessions
  • Some excellent detective work by a few LE members
  • Some terrible and downright victimizing detective work by a few other LE members
  • Issues regarding the danger in determining guilt or innocence based on demeanor, emotional expression, confusion, etc. (- for both accusers and the accused)
  • Issues with police department balkanization
  • Issues with information being withheld or not shared across departments and jurisdictions
  • Methods and planning employed by a serial stalker/rapist
  • DNA and touch DNA



etc. etc.

I urge everyone to consider reading this all of the way through.